Woman wins right to use sick leave to care for pet
An Italian librarian who said her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead of having to use vacation days.
Italian animal advocacy group
LAV said it helped persuade public La Sapienza University to let her use two days’ family sick leave to care for 12-year-old Cucciola.
LAV president Gianluca Felicetti said in a statement that anyone who obtains a veterinarian’s certificate should enjoy the same benefit, citing Cucciola’s case as precedent.